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by Ivon
Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 846622

Two sets of Martin medium acoustic guitar strings. :| Saving my money for something bigger.
by Ivon
Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What things have you learned recently?
Replies: 183
Views: 54611

I have learned... ... that the size of the recording space (or amount of sound treatment) is determined by the sound source. The louder or deeper (in frequency) the instrument is, the more air space or sound treatment is needed in a room. ...that I have been recording my tracks too hot. Thanks to t...
by Ivon
Sat May 26, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: usb vs firewire?
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

depending on where I'm working, I use either an RME Fireface 800 or a MOTU pci system. Lately, I've been using Seagate USB2.0 harddrives. Got 'em at Office Max. 250gig for $79 and 320 gig for $99. I use Cubase SX and DP5 in both studios. Both computers are dual 2.0ghz Mac g5's. Thank you. It's time...
by Ivon
Sat May 26, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: usb vs firewire?
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Well, as far as I am concerned, there you have it. 1) When you are using an interface to record, you are also using that interface to play back. You need to send/receive simultaneously. I've used a USB interface to playback and record simultaneously. 2) When you are using a drive to record, you are...
by Ivon
Sat May 12, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: help me with my vocals with doubling.
Replies: 15
Views: 2224

So just copying the vocal track and effecting it and eq'ing it different is not a good method? I don't know if it's a good method. I've tried that technique with vocals and guitar and personally, it never sounded quite right to my ears. To me, you lose something...you lose the aspect of performance...
by Ivon
Sat May 12, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Bands that make you strangely angry
Replies: 200
Views: 36107

Nothing really makes me angry anymore, musically speaking. I guess I'm just disheartened at the music industry in general. Or to sweep broader, the entertainment/media complex. It's largely a crock of shit driven and mixed by marketing think tanks. Recurring formulas of what sells have been found......
by Ivon
Sat May 12, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Post Your Coolest Recording Gimic or Trick
Replies: 47
Views: 9586

and yeah the headphones on the guitar is ace as well. *takes notes* Yeah, that's awesome. A couple of years ago, I kept noticing this odd sound on my kick drum when I would play back tracks...as if there were some string/reverb on it. I have some acoustic guitars hanging from a wall opposite of the...
by Ivon
Sat May 12, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: help me with my vocals with doubling.
Replies: 15
Views: 2224

flanneljammies wrote:For some reason, I always find the double sounds better if I record it WITHOUT listening to the original. But I guess that goes along with spectralgrey's comment?!?
Yeah. That technique has worked for me as well. I don't know why it works for me. It just does.
by Ivon
Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: lets talk flaming lips.....
Replies: 30
Views: 8821

" I've beeb a Lips fan since the mid 80's, but had to leave most thier shows during that period as they used strobe lights and the flashing would induce panic attacks in me. A few years ago, I was at the AAA Radio conference in Louisville and they were part of the guest speaker/performers (well, Wa...
by Ivon
Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: lets talk flaming lips.....
Replies: 30
Views: 8821

Clouds Taste Metallic is my absolute favorite. No doubt. Not only are the songs/arrangements on that album awesome but the sounds they got were amazing, especially the drum sound. I double plus agree. Except, I really do like Yoshimi quite a lot. I know hardcore fans dismiss this album, but I think...
by Ivon
Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Records...
Replies: 19
Views: 3794

Any connections with Dr. Who notwithstanding, this article is probably a bit more accurate in regards to CD-R longevity: http://www.warehousephoto.com/How_Permanent_is_your_CD-R.htm By no stretch of the imagination are CD-Rs permanent. The best way to archive digital is analog and the second best w...
by Ivon
Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Records...
Replies: 19
Views: 3794

0xeneye wrote:
If you have burned CDs and take care of them -.... - they'll last forever
How do you know this?
I probably shouldn't let this out....but, he happens to be on the ins with Dr. Who.
by Ivon
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Records...
Replies: 19
Views: 3794

Re: Records...

Anyone still have records? Only a few hundred. Me too. I burn cds for the car and stuff, but I much prefer vinyl. I wish every record company would offer vinyl versions of music. http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question487.htm Still though, it seems that by in large, analog recording equipment...
by Ivon
Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: My band's album released free online
Replies: 1
Views: 708

I'm not really into this style of music, but it sounds really good. Everything is mixed well to my ears (listened to the first three tracks). Nicely balanced, imho.
by Ivon
Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Boston 1, remastered
Replies: 21
Views: 4671

Re: Yeah, in his basement

I think that's a kick that the album, which was presented as a demo to the record company, was rejected even though it sounded great due to the fact that Tom Scholz recorded it himself in his project studio. I believe that all the band did was to dump the tracks that Tom had recorded onto a 24 trac...